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post #91 of 134
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


Also, not sure O'Shea is "pre-Kering." He did an interview with Vogue last month discussing his vision

http://www.vogue.com/13454070/brioni-justin-oshea-interview/


You miss understood me.  Brendan Mullane took the company too far forward.  With Justin O"Shea, Kering's intention was to take Brioni back to pre-mullane days / pre 2012 when Kering took over... Unfortunately O'Shea's interpretation of that is a 70s psychedelic Brioni.

 

They are also trying to tap Tom Ford.. seems the Kerin CEO is still stewing over the fact that Tom Ford told him where to put it and launched his own brand to great success. 

post #92 of 134
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Originally Posted by FattoAMano View Post

You miss understood me.  Brendan Mullane took the company too far forward.  With Justin O"Shea, Kering's intention was to take Brioni back to pre-mullane days / pre 2012 when Kering took over... Unfortunately O'Shea's interpretation of that is a 70s psychedelic Brioni.

Why would they think that when O'Shea is seemingly only interested in fashion forward brands (e.g. Vetements, Proenza Schouler, Christopher Kane, etc)?

I actually can't think of a non-fashion-forward company he's interested in.
post #93 of 134

Having just been fitted with the new 3-piece Continental I can tell you that, in this case there is nothing wrong with Brioni. Sharp, solid, exquisite to touch and a pleasure to look at. 

 

The most funny part - after wearing it on an evening out, I felt like I realised what it's like to be an attractive women with a great (large) chest on display. So many women just couldn't stop starring. I was with my girlfriend who was trying to see the funny side in it too.

 

I have some great suits including a bespoke 3-piece with Lora Piana 150s but nothing draws the eye like this. It's encouraging to know that extra price translated into real and noticeable quality. 

post #94 of 134
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Originally Posted by ClassicKerim View Post

Having just been fitted with the new 3-piece Continental I can tell you that, in this case there is nothing wrong with Brioni. Sharp, solid, exquisite to touch and a pleasure to look at. 

The most funny part - after wearing it on an evening out, I felt like I realised what it's like to be an attractive women with a great (large) chest on display. So many women just couldn't stop starring. I was with my girlfriend who was trying to see the funny side in it too.

I have some great suits including a bespoke 3-piece with Lora Piana 150s but nothing draws the eye like this. It's encouraging to know that extra price translated into real and noticeable quality. 

☝Just joined today and posted twice on how amazing Brioni is....
post #95 of 134
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☝Just joined today and posted twice on how amazing Brioni is....

Prob James Hetfield.
post #96 of 134
"Gimme fuel, Gimme fire, gimme that which I desire! Hoo yeaaha!!"
post #97 of 134
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☝Just joined today and posted twice on how amazing Brioni is....

 

Yes, and? Just joined today so I could share my real and significant experience. It's what interests me and so I posted to two relevant threads.

post #98 of 134
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Originally Posted by ClassicKerim View Post

Yes, and? Just joined today so I could share my real and significant experience. It's what interests me and so I posted to two relevant threads.

No offense, but you really didn't say much in your post. Except that it got peoples' attention.

What I would like to know is how the quality of the construction compares to their higher priced 'regular' models.
post #99 of 134
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Originally Posted by ClassicKerim View Post
 

 

Yes, and? Just joined today so I could share my real and significant experience. It's what interests me and so I posted to two relevant threads.

There is a tendency in the industry today - including fashion - to hire PR teams who will use many unconventional ways to raise the profile of the brand, including creating accounts on social media and forums that look like normal users and using them to promote their product. It virtually always happens today if you hire a "digital" marketing team which we can assume Brioni's recent restructuring might have done. If it's outsourced to a click farm or other task marketplace ("open site X. Create an account. Post 4 times about Y. Post about Z praising it using any of these words.") it can look pretty obvious; one should always participate first in the forum, give to the community, before promotion begins (see virtually all affiliates here).

 

Of course, someone who is very happy with their new, expensive purchase and feels the need to share that joy will look very similar to the (imo, "naive") PR team user account. 

 

What you should do is read a few more threads, and contribute where you can. If you can afford Brioni, you certainly will have nice things in your wardrobe and these nice things, with a well lit, well framed photograph will go down well in their relevant threads. Do 15-20 posts like this and people will be less likely to jump to conclusions (as I myself did with both your Brioni posts which could read verbatim like an ad in Dubai or Hong Kong airports).

post #100 of 134
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post

Good or bad person are meaningless terms, but (for me, and again for me) body mutilation (including tattoos) is something scary. I can't help but feeling sorry for person who has to do that to himself or herself, and I often ask (my self) what is the real deep underlying reason.

 

i hope you will share the rest of your notebook with us

post #101 of 134
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Originally Posted by crdb View Post

There is a tendency in the industry today - including fashion - to hire PR teams who will use many unconventional ways to raise the profile of the brand, including creating accounts on social media and forums that look like normal users and using them to promote their product. It virtually always happens today if you hire a "digital" marketing team which we can assume Brioni's recent restructuring might have done. If it's outsourced to a click farm or other task marketplace ("open site X. Create an account. Post 4 times about Y. Post about Z praising it using any of these words.") it can look pretty obvious; one should always participate first in the forum, give to the community, before promotion begins (see virtually all affiliates here).

Of course, someone who is very happy with their new, expensive purchase and feels the need to share that joy will look very similar to the (imo, "naive") PR team user account. 

What you should do is read a few more threads, and contribute where you can. If you can afford Brioni, you certainly will have nice things in your wardrobe and these nice things, with a well lit, well framed photograph will go down well in their relevant threads. Do 15-20 posts like this and people will be less likely to jump to conclusions (as I myself did with both your Brioni posts which could read verbatim like an ad in Dubai or Hong Kong airports).

I can believe all of that. Still, I'm not convinced Brioni would use this marketing (may be wrong), historically speaking it's just not their style... They never even featured James Bond in a single ad campaign. On the other hand, a sign of a truly great product is when the customer does the marketing for you! Which was the case here.
Anyway I'd be happy to write up a more detailed report of the piece with pictures. I'm still going to have some final alterations done in London.

The reason I haven't posted before is that I prefer to wait until I have some real content to talk about. I turned to this forum for information before making this purchase but any Brioni threads are outdated except this thread, which doesn't seem to include any posts from people with real feed back from first hand experience with the new gear from Brioni. Anway I hope to be able to add some up to date content to the discussion!
Edited by ClassicKerim - 9/16/16 at 4:02am
post #102 of 134
Great discussion.
I am a boring, middle aged business man who, twice a year heads for my local Mens shop to order my DB Brioni for that season. In Spring 2016, after having carried Brioni for 46 years, they replaced the Brioni line with Isaia. The reason had nothing to do with the new tattooed head of design, it was the persistent quality control issues they experienced. 1 out of 3 special orders were not as ordered and had to be returned for redo, my last order from bid B included in that number. No side tabs, vest did not fit, DB buttons not as ordered.
The final straw was a customer special order for a 42 Reg that, no joke, with sleeves that were 27", they showed me the jacket, it was as if it was cut for a T. rex
At their recommendation I switched to the Isaia, beautiful DB, very happy, perfect fit on first order.
post #103 of 134
Apologies but what does the 'DB' stand for?

Edit- I think I cracked it: dark blue?
post #104 of 134
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Originally Posted by ClassicKerim View Post

Apologies but what does the 'DB' stand for?

Edit- I think I cracked it: dark blue?

Double Breasted
post #105 of 134
Got it - thanks.
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